This Week’s Events:
Fri., Nov. 30—Women’s Basketball—UCSD vs. Cal State Stanislaus—5:30 PM
Fri., Nov. 30—Men’s Basetkball—UCSD vs. Cal State Stanislaus—7:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 1—Women’s Basketball—UCSD vs. Chico State—5:30 PM
Sat., Dec. 1—Men’s Basketball—UCSD vs. Chico State—7:30 PM
Alexis Gaskin and the 10th ranked Women's Basketball team open conference play at home on Friday.
TENTH-RANKED WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS CCAA PLAY AT HOME
to its best start in school history, the undefeated (5-0) Women’s
Basketball team will test CCAA competition for the first time when Cal
State Stanislaus (Friday) and Chico State (Saturday) come to RIMAC
Arena this weekend...Stanislaus is currently 1-3 while Chico State,
runner-up to UCSD in last year’s conference race and tabbed for second
in the CCAA’s pre-season coaches’ poll, is a perfect 4-0...UCSD was
ranked third and Stanislaus 10th by the league coaches.
First-year Head Coach Charity Elliott’s team kept its
record clean with a pair of wins at the Grand Canyon Classic in Phoenix
over Thanksgiving weekend...Friday afternoon, junior Michelle Osier’s
double double (16 points and 13 rebounds) propelled UCSD to a 61-42
victory over Western New Mexico...The Mustangs led early, but a late
first half surge had the No. 10 Tritons on top by 10 at intermission
and WNMU never got any closer... UCSD shot just 38.7% from the field
but held Western to a paltry 3l.5% and the Mustangs missed all 12 of
their three-point tries...Senior Meaghan Noud connected on four treys
for 12 points and Kaycie Bull came off the bench to add 10.
Senior post Alexis Gaskin had a mammoth game
Saturday, scoring a career high 26 points and pulling down 13 boards as
the Tritons dumped Fort Lewis (CO), 76-64...Gaskin’s first field goal
tied the game at the 17:24 mark of the first half and the Skyhawks were
never able to regain the lead...UCSD shot 47.3% in this one as Noud had
a 19-point effort, Osier chipped in with 12 and point guard Marla Mason
dished out five assists.
MEN’S HOOPSTERS OPEN CONFERENCE AT RIMAC THIS WEEKEND
Chris Carlson’s Men’s Basketball team will be looking to find the win
column when it opens CCAA play at home this weekend against Cal State
Stanislaus (Friday) and Chico State (Saturday)...The Tritons, picked
for seventh in the league’s pre-season coaches’ poll, are 0-2 after
absorbing a road loss at Grand Canyon Saturday night... Stanislaus
(1-3) and Chico State (2-2) were selected to placed eighth and ninth
respectively in the CCAA race.
A 21-7 run in the last nine minutes of the first half
elevated Grand Canyon to a 12-point halftime lead and ultimately a
72-62 triumph over UCSD in Phoenix...Down as much as 17 in the second
half, the Tritons cut the margin to six on senior Andrew Hatch’s
trifecta with 1:13 to go, but some sharp shooting from the free throw
line iced it for the Antelopes...Hatch finished with a team high 12
markers, all coming via three-pointers, sophomore Jordan Lawley pitched
in with 11 and senior guard Clint Allard added 10, plus five rebounds
and eight assists...GCU outshot UCSD from the floor and was over 50%
from three-point land.
TRITON NEWS & NOTES
volleyball standout Rebecca Bailey was named to the NCAA All-Pacific
Region team last week...The talented Bailey pounded 424 kills, the
second best single season total in school history, for a Triton team
that finished second in the CCAA before being knocked out of the NCAA
Playoffs in the second round of regional play.
All home conference basketball games for both the
UCSD men’s and women’s teams will be broadcast live on the internet,
starting with Friday’s contests against Cal State Stanislaus...Ted
Mendenhall will again handle play-by-play duties...Check the UCSD
Athletic website for further information and log-on instructions.
The annual UCSD Athletic Department Blood Drive is
slated for Wednesday, Jan. 9 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM in the RIMAC Arena
lobby...To schedule a time to donate, call (858) 534-8460.
For more information on Triton sports, check our website at http://ucsdtritons.com.